Dr Jon Pigott PhD, MA, PGCE, HND, fHEA

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ORCID ID: 0000-0003-4577-1012

Specialist Subject Areas

Sound art, kinetic art, science and technology studies, 3D material processes and digital fabrication, electronic systems.




Dr Jon Pigott is a senior lecturer based within Cardiff School of Art and Design teaching across undergraduate and post-graduate programmes, and supervising PhD candidates. Jon’s research and creative practice sits within the art-science-technology arena and within the fields of sound art, kinetic sculpture and science and technology studies (STS). His research and teaching are often driven by a practice-based approach which includes various making processes such as digital fabrication and hand-made electronics. Prior to entering academia Jon worked in the music and audio industry becoming technical manager of Real World Studios, helping to bring numerous high profile music and film projects to fruition. Jon’s PhD, titled Materials, Systems and Autonomy in Electromechanical Sound Art, was awarded by Bath Spa University in 2017. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Current research

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-4577-1012

M.U.S.H - Mycelium Utilisation for Sustainable Housing (Innovate UK; with Severn Oaks Modular, Cardiff Met and Cardiff Fab Lab 2023-2024) Co-I overseeing design and fabrication for Fab Lab.​

C​​lwstwr (£5.6m AHRC; Cardiff University, USW, Cardiff Met 2020-2023). One of 12 Co-Investigators assigned to the selection and delivery of funded projects in the creative media industries across South Wales.

SMART Expertise Developing a Data Physicalisation Framework DAPTEC (£217k, Welsh Government funding with The Yard Data Agency and Cardiff Council 2020-2021). Co-I Developing the creative communication of ecological data relating to Flat Holm Island. Collaboration between CST and CSAD.

European Art Science Technology Network EASTN (£1.17m project across 15 international partners funded by Creative Europe / EU 2018-2021). One of four Cardiff based Co-investigator / creators.

Principal Publications and/or Exhibitions

Pigott, J. et al. 2022. Data Impressions for a Smart City: Exploring New Ways to Present and Engage Citizens in Environmental Data. Journal of Smart Cities and Society 1(2): 149 – 162. DOI: 10.3233/SCS-220002​

Pigott, J., Saario, A. 2021. Speaker Park: An intersection of Loudspeaker Design and Post-Acousmatic Composition. In Hepworth-Sawer, R., Paterson, J. and Toulson, R. (eds.) 20201. Innovation in Music: Future Opportunities. London / New York, Routledge. ISBN 9780367363352

Pigott, J. 2019. 'Material Systems: kinetic sound art and STS'. In Borgdorff, H., Peters, P. and Pinch, T. (eds.), 2019. Dialogues Between Artistic Research and Science and Technology Studies. London / New York, Routledge.

Pigott, J. 2017. Across Fields: sound, art and technology from an electromechanical perspective. Organised Sound 22(2) p276-285. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/organised-sound

Pigott, J. and Lyons, A. 2017. 'The Aliveness Machines'. In Bastian, M., Jones, O., Moore, N., and Roe, E., (eds) 2017 Participatory Research in More-Than-Human Worlds. London / New York. Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Participatory-Research-in-More-than-Human-Worlds/Bastian-Jones-Moore-

Pigott, J. and Murphy, I. 2016. The Campanologists Teacup: a creative collaboration of technology and making. Making Futures Journal Vol 4. Available online:  http://makingfutures.plymouthart.ac.uk/2015/journal-home/

Pigott, J and Lyons, A. 2012. Lab Report: Shadows and Undercurrents. Ubiquity: Journal of Pervasive Media 1(2) pp2 79-293. https://doi.org/10.1386/ubiq.1.2.279_7

Pigott, J. 2011. Vibration, Volts and Sonic Art. Proceedings of New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) pp84-87.Universtiy of Oslo, Norway. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1178133https://www.nime.org/archives/


2022 – Techniquest, Cardiff. DAPTEC Flat Holm Island data physicalisation.

2019 - Digital Design Weekend; Victoria and Albert Museum, London. The Ceramophone.

2019 - ​ Borealis Festival of Sound Art; WRAP, Bergen, Norway. Speaker Park.

2019 / 2018 - Ruthin Craft Centre Denbighshire; Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre Cwmbran; Mission Gallery Swansea; Aberystwyth Arts Centre Aberystwyth. The Ceramophone and The Campanologists Tea Cup (collaborative with Ingrid Murphy)

2017 – Kinetica, London. Electromagnetic Interrogations

2015 – British Ceramics Biennale, Stoke-on-Trent. The Campanologist's Tea Cup (collaborative with Ingrid Murphy).

2014 – The Sensorial Object, Cardiff. The Campanologist's Tea Cup (collaborative with Ingrid Murphy).